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How to Entertain Yourself on an Airplane

Both @flyhawaiian [a good group to follow if you wanna know more about traveling to Hawaii] and I are asking… How do you keep yourself occupied when flying?

suddenlysmilee: I sing… I believe I can fly 🙂

about 5 hours ago

LashaKrikheli: Interesting magazine articles. iPhone. Book.

about 5 hours ago

lrv94: I would say either sleep, or if your flight has wifi then use the internet!

about 5 hours ago

1lyserg2: on a plane? iPhone all the way

about 5 hours ago

iThomasina: Flying? Sleep. And try not to snore. Audiobooks are good too. And there&#39s always the amazingly awesome in flight magazine! XD

about 5 hours ago

Bethanyb17: I watch a movie, listen to music, or read a book or magazine to keep myself occupied while I am flying.

about 5 hours ago

pierce40: when i am flying i tend to listen to music with a good set of in-ear headphones to isolate sound. The other is to sleep!

about 5 hours ago

VOIDMunashii: DS, reading, sleeping (if possible), complaining about the lack of legroom.

about 5 hours ago

hectic92: watch tv.

about 5 hours ago

lalalolly88: I become immersed in a good book 🙂

about 5 hours ago

mehalchin: Old fashioned here, I like to catch up on hard copy reading materials while flying; altho I am increasingly using iPod too

about 5 hours ago

jondthompson: Last time I flew, I was amazed at the feeling of sitting in a backwards facing chair. Of course, I was one of six in the plane

about 5 hours ago

jondthompson: Including pilots. Normally, I just enjoy the flight and the tops of clouds/rolling terrain below.

about 5 hours ago

robertohoyos: sleep and keep my arm to myself.

about 5 hours ago

mviloria1: first skim through the airplane magazines then read a non-fiction book. when all else fails watch podcasts and listen to music

about 5 hours ago

g3houdini: ipod touch podcast

about 5 hours ago

paperfairy: I usually keep flapping my wings. Don&#39t you?

about 5 hours ago

SuziBeerman: — I read or nap. It is a great relief to have quiet time for hours at a time.

about 5 hours ago

grumpytechs: I hit myself with a sledgehammer if rum and Coke doesn&#39t do the trick.

about 5 hours ago

twobears29: I just keep telling myself “don&#39t say bomb” over and over again.

about 5 hours ago

LindseyGroepper: I try to catch up on some zzz&#39s if in window seat. Don&#39t underestimate the dorky travel neck-pillow

about 5 hours ago

ArttLaFlamme: I don&#39t fly I pull the John Madden and travel via bus on land.

about 5 hours ago

LGatCEA: ipod, catch up on podcasts, macbook pro, watch a movie or read a book. Can&#39t sleep. wish i could on a plane.. but just can&#39t.

about 5 hours ago

chena007: I either watch movies or play games 🙂

about 5 hours ago

gWhiteNights: zzzzzzzzzzzz

about 5 hours ago

maritbergh: read a good book or listen to music or sleep 😀 btw im norwegian and i can show u how to pronounce KJØTTKAKER 😀

about 5 hours ago

schottsi: i read a book, usually on my iphone. wish i could sleep on the long flights.

about 5 hours ago

AnthonyTuch: mile high club is a good way 😉

about 4 hours ago

ToniMorenoURV: Solving Sudokus.

about 4 hours ago

Sharonrey: By running my fingers through the hair of the passenger next to me. Then when they request a seat change, I listen to my ipod

about 4 hours ago

blindkangaroo: usually one of three things. Reading, sleeping or listening to podcasts

about 4 hours ago

WebGalPat: If my husband is the pilot, I am usually in a death grip on the seat cushions. Otherwise, watching movies on my iPhone!

about 4 hours ago

Flander_Mi: sleeping or movie on laptop

about 4 hours ago

n3vqh: by flying the plane… FAA Prefers I do that …

about 4 hours ago

householdhacker: Netbook + airline wifi

about 4 hours ago

I_PRODUCTIONS: Remember your not falling

about 4 hours ago

cbgfilms: when flying I take my videocam, & film stuff like the lady behind me who sticks her bare foot between the crack of my seat.

about 4 hours ago

Ebzeek: play psp lol they have great battery life and you can download movies onto them

about 4 hours ago

cliff538: When flying it&#39s; iPhone: watching podcasts, reading books on Stanza. MacBookPro: trying to better Photoshop skills.

about 3 hours ago

Frezkee: delta wifi and lots of movies

about 2 hours ago

shand1: Flying? I read or sleep, or watch the airline TV. I&#39m afraid of heights, lakes and pools.

about an hour ago

KayDee28: reading is always a win when flying. I always seem to obsessed with gadjets to ever sit down and read 🙂

about an hour ago

Why I Love Flying Virgin America Airlines


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I recently flew on Virgin America airlines, for a trip to California. Traveling life doesn’t get much better than this, I’m telling you.

I had access to wireless Internet. I was able to watch some television via Hulu and even keep an eye on my Email. There was a USB plugin and a regular AC outlet right at my fingertips. Heck – I even had a nice glass of wine! The seats were actually comfy, and I had enough room for myself and my stuff.

Packing for a trip is another matter all together. I don’t check bags, so I have to figure out a way to fit everything I might need into a carry-on. The “personal item” is always a laptop bag filled with assorted tech gadgets, cables and paraphernalia, of course. Being a dude, it’s easy for me to pack light when it comes to clothing. Being a geek, it’s difficult to whittle down the gizmos I will need at any given moment of a trip.

Getting through airport security sucks – we all know this. However, I’ve gotten it nailed down to an art form now. I know to pull my laptop or tablet out of the case prior to putting it on the belt. I don’t wear baggy clothing. I don’t have anything in my pockets that I wouldn’t want the guards to ask about. I know better than to attempt to bring anything fun or questionable on the flight with me. I smile at the guards and acknowledge them as I walk through the metal detector, letting them know I appreciate that they have a job to do. These tips may not seem like much, but I haven’t been pulled aside for a dreaded pat-down yet.

Can you think of a better way to travel? Leave me a follow-up comment, and let me know what your favorite way of travel is. Which airline do you prefer, and why? Do you even fly? Personally, I love to fly and I love to travel. Virgin America has it going on!

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How to Win a Zero G Flight Giveaway

Remember when I went flying in Zero G a few months ago? It was so much fun, I convinced Symantec to sponsor a ticket for ONE of you, too! This is finally your chance to experience the feeling of zero gravity for yourself. Fly Zero G and rule the Geekosphere!

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